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California woman is awarded $21.7M after jet ski accident

Most San Diego residents love a day spent on the water--either on the ocean, lakes or rivers. Of course, it is very important for everyone to operate their boats and other watercrafts safely in order to avoid accidents. When people are irresponsible, a day of boating can be very dangerous.

Hayward, California, settles police dog bite claim

Many people remember hearing about the tragic police dog attack that resulted in the death of an 89-year-old man in Hayward, California, in 2011. The incident took place in May 2011 when a police dog was let loose in a neighborhood of mobile homes to track down a robbery suspect. Instead, the dog mistakenly bit an elderly man who was in his own backyard at the time.

San Diego police detective is optimistic after motorcycle crash

A San Diego police detective who lost part of his leg last month due to a motorcycle accident is in good spirits, according to a recent news report. The 19-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department was off duty on June 14, and riding his motorcycle in Alpine, when he was struck by a sedan that turned in front of him.

CDC calls for action on sports-related brain injuries

Brain injuries can result in serious complications for years to come, whether they were the result of a car accident, sports injury or another mishap. However, while traumatic brain injury deaths from car accidents have dropped a full 40 percent since 1980, health officials say brain injuries suffered by people under 19 during sports and recreational activities increased by 60 percent between 2001 and 2009.

Motorcycle fatalities are declining in California

In California, motorcycle safety campaigns often focus on rider responsibility. The thought is generally that when car vs. motorcycle collisions occur, the motorcycle rider is the one left with catastrophic or even fatal injuries--so, motorcyclists should take some responsibility for their own safety. While it is true that some motorcycle accidents occur because of a motorcyclist's error, a great number of these serious collisions also take place because drivers fail to keep a lookout for motorcycles.

How to avoid boating accidents in California

Just before the Fourth of July holiday, the California Department of Boating and Waterways issued a reminder to boaters to excercise care and caution out on the waters. Boating accidents are more likely to occur in California over the Fourth than any other holiday, however, it is important that boaters are responsible and follow the rules of the water all year long.

California is number 1 in dog-bite claims

The Fourth of July is almost here and that means many California residents will be heading over to the backyards of their friends and families for holiday celebrations. During such events, it is important for people to remember to be careful around any pets--and it is especially crucial to make sure children know how to behave around these animals.

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